Orange has announced the launch of a freestanding wind powered mobile phone charging station that will be put into use at this year's Glastonbury festival.

Over 7 metres in height, the free standing "recharge Pod" is a self sufficient unit that supports a wind generator and solar panels and can charge up to 100 mobile phones per hour.

Working with renewable energy company Gotwind, the recharge Pod is an evolution of the Orange portable wind charger, tested at 2007’s Glastonbury Festival.

The recharge Pod will be stationed within the Pennard Hill camping grounds at Glastonbury and will be a free service allowing all festival goers to charge their mobile phones throughout the weekend.

It is estimated that the Orange recharge pod will charge thousands of mobile phones over the course of the 3 day festival.